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horses in confined areas.

A individual has several horses confined in small sections of his yard. little, if any grass, hay? does Arkansas have a minimum footage for a horse, without or little grass be kept in..Please help

Lafayette County Arkansas Posted about 1 month ago

Castration

Hi, is it safe to geld in late august, pony will be 16month of age, also is that age a little to late

Thankyou

Outside United States Posted about 1 month ago

muscling

What are 3 things you should look for in muscling?

Crawford County Ohio Posted 2 months ago

Feeding fresh corn

Can horses be fed field corn, still on the cob? The corn is too tough for use by humans.

Montgomery County Texas Posted 3 months ago

Terminology

Describe the behaviour of a horse under terminology that relates to equine behaviour?

Outside United States Posted 3 months ago

The foals slaughtered by BIG PHARMA

What are you folks doing against the TORTURE PERPETRATED AGAINST HORSES for production of the cancer causing drug ....premarin?

Riverside County California Posted 4 months ago

Horse suddenly sluggish, slightly dragging hind hooves, and just a lil off balance.

Woke up this morning to my horse slightly dragging her hind hooves and just a lil off balance. She was fine last night . We left her in pasture due to nice weather but she just seems sluggish. She is 4 yrs old and literally healthy as a horse.. any ideas before call a vet?

Newberry County South Carolina Posted 4 months ago

Girth size

Hi, I have a good almost new Tuffy girth which is 80cm (that's 30" US) and a good almost new horse with a heart girth measurement of 197cm (that's 38" US) actually it comes out at about 7 1/2" difference on conversion so 3 3/4" short either side. Acceptable or too short, what do you think? I Kind regards from France, Tony.

Outside United States Posted 4 months ago

Fresh cut hay

Is it ok to feed a Cushing's/IR horse freshly cut hay? The barn where I board just got some freshly cut hay. It is still green. It laid in the field for a few days though. I always soak the hay anyway. Can he eat this hay?
Thank you.

Mecklenburg County North Carolina Posted 4 months ago

Feeding an older horse

I have 2 horses, one is an 18 year old mare and the other is a 8 year old gelding. The older horse is slightly under weight (5 on the scale?) and the younger horse is slightly over weight (6.5 on the scale?). What feed would be best for each of them? For further information, the older mare is my kids horse, so I don't want her too "hot". I seperate them currently for their grain (Nutrena regular (~1/2 to 1 lb morning and night) and Nutrena Senior (~3lbs morning and night), also the older mare is on a supplement. I think the Senior is making the older horse a little hotter than I would like. They are currently on about 1/2 grass and 1/2 grass hay. The 8 yr old is still on grain for two reasons, he was in training over winter and was getting about 6lbs a day, and then still on it to not be jealous of the older mare. I do not have enough pasture to full time grass them during the summer, and my next round hay bale is about 1/2 orchard grass 1/2 alfalfa. This will start in about 2-3 weeks after the current grass bale is finished (if of course it isn't moldy and needs to just be tossed.)

Iowa Posted 5 months ago